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I'm Lystrialle and I'm a folk/neofolk producer who uses :vocalo_v5: and sometimes :utau: (but really, I'm up for anything)!

I mostly make songs in English, often with and , and I also put out an album earlier this year! lystrialle.bandcamp.com/album/

And here's the most recent song I posted:
youtube.com/watch?v=rwChVmTNQV

Oh, I guess I'm also a web admin for VocaLounge now 😊

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Current household

:vocalo_v5: Amy, Chris, Kaori, Ken, VY1, VY2, Cyber Diva, CYBER Songman
:vocalo_v4: VY1, Kagamine Rin/Len (Japanese/English), Nekomura Iroha (Natural/Soft), Ruby, Dex, Daina, UNI
:vocalo_v3: VY1, Mew, VY2, Avanna, Merli, MAYU, MEIKO, KAITO, SeeU
:vocalo_v1: MIRIAM, KAITO, MEIKO

And of course I have my own :utau:, Hana utau.stella-azurea.com/hana/pr

I've been critical of Dwango's handling of Nico Nico Douga in the past, but their way of addressing the recent trademark scandal really deserves praise. I think NND's focus on small creator culture is something that no other video site has matched thus far.

By the way, the worst part about dealing with these abnormally long symptoms is that I *still* haven't been able to start 13 Sentinels yet. I got hit by this right when I was about to. Do you know how frustrating that is. It's sitting on my desk taunting me.

Anyway, the point is, sorry if I've been nearly absent for messages or project stuff for the last month. I'm trying to get back to a good position because even I get antsy myself if I don't get to do anything, so I'm doing my best 💪

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Right now I'm on an inhaler. I'm worried it might be chronic since my symptoms have kind of plateaued, but it's too early to tell. But in the meantime we've ruled out COVID positivity or anything of the like, and whether this is acute or chronic I do want to get back to Doing Things at some point, so I'm gradually getting back to work (while trying not to overdo things).

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And it was the third week and I was still feeling too tired to do anything.

At this point my symptoms have been reduced to just minor difficulty breathing (heavy/labored breathing, not shallow) but it's still very tiring. I've talked to my doctor and we're currently thinking any infection has long passed, but it did a number on my lungs. X-rays and other exams on my lungs and blood tests all came out normal, so we're hoping it's an unusually long acute reaction.

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The summary is that I caught what seemed to be a very nasty cold last month. I PCR test at even the slightest sign of something weird but the COVID testing came up negative a whole four times, so unless it managed to escape all four it doesn't seem to be that. The symptoms were less severe than even regular colds I'd had before -- it was just itchy throat and stuffy nose -- but the bizarre part is that it kept going on. And on. And on.

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To everyone working with me (on Vocaloid projects or otherwise): I'm sorry for the relative radio silence recently! Long story short I fell into some serious health problems about a month ago and I'm only slowly starting to emerge and get back to work.

A lot of Asian-Americans get into anime and Japanese games. It's an accessible form of Asian media within Western countries, and it's got a lot of things familiar to us. But in the end, it'll always be "weird" to you if it's not sanitized Western stuff, I guess?

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The concept of a "weeb" is starting to become a mixed bag for me because I know it originally came from cultural fetishization concerns (still a problem), but a lot of the time it's just thinly veiled excuses for more anti-Asian sentiments, especially with actual Asian people.

I'm no fun. I just don't appreciate how hilarious it is. That's just how things work in America. It's necessary, people wouldn't like it here otherwise.

Every time you say this kind of thing to me, this is what I hear.

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But it's everyone's childhood.

I'm not allowed to criticize people's childhood.

Even if that means insulting my own.

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It was thanks to their effort things like anime were able to catch on over here. Sure, I'll acknowledge that. But they did it while also obviously looking down on the "weird, boring" Asian-styled source material. I can't *not* notice that. Is it my fault for feeling hurt by that?

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You call me a "weeb" or a "purist" because I happen to be annoyed by a lot of it and find it to be too much, never mind the fact I was raised in an Asian family where a lot of these things are familiar to me, and I'm watching people my age staunchly defend treating them like an alien mockery.

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They always say "it was necessary or nobody would accept it," but I really wonder. Would the kids have rejected it or was it just racist adults deciding that? Obviously *some* localization was necessary, but do you despise Asian writing styles so much you had to go that far?

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I understand. I'm a 90s kid who grew up in that era. But I have so many complicated feelings when things I recognize as an Asian person are treated as "weird" or "boring" because of an outdated attitude of acting like everything remotely Asian must be treated like a cancer.

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I think it's possible to acknowledge that old 90s dubs and localizations came from a different market and were a part of people's childhoods, but also came from a lot of anti-Asian sentiments and have caused serious damage to how localization is discussed today. Both are true.

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We're planning something very special next month! It's a collaboration with someone we're very excited to work with. Stay tuned! 💚

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Another tip: Every Mastodon account has RSS built in. Just add .rss to the end of the URL for your account, e.g. merveilles.town/@lrhodes.rss

That lets people follow your public posts from an RSS reader, but it's also useful if you wanted to use IFTTT to crosspost your public posts to another platform.

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If you guys have any requests/suggestions on what we should add, I definitely accept them

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I think we need to update the emoji list, now that there's new versions of CeVIO and stuff 🤔

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